The Theatre Farm Research and Development Retreat, set up by Sam Worboys of Worboys Productions, is a fantastic opportunity for emerging theatre practitioners in the South East and East of England, who want to develop a piece of theatre for children or young people. The Retreat, set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, offers free barn studio spaces, tent bunkhouse accommodation and travel expenses, for a 12 day creative residency for up to 12 artists (2-3 separate projects).
During the Retreat, there will be time for artists to work on projects as well as opportunities for group discussions, sharings of work and one to one sessions with experienced consultants in various fields of the industry (writer, designer, marketeer, composer, dramaturg and producer). At the end of the Retreat, participants will have the opportunity to present their work informally at a professional venue – Cambridge Junction – to raise awareness of and promote their work to invited industry professionals. The key aim of the Retreat is to ‘support’ the development of work, so artists will maintain control over their creative output.